The Oakland A’s fell to the Atlanta Braves by the final score of 7-2 as the Athletics drop their third in a row and fifth of six games.
The A’s have been on a bit of a losing skid, and tonight they struggled to put runs on the board once again. They have only scored more than three runs once in the past six games, and that was when they had an offensive explosion of 11 runs in their only win during this streak.
This evening against the Braves Jason Hammel struggled from the start and in the end only lasted 3+ innings. In those innings he gave up five runs on six hits along with just two strikeouts. Prior to this outing it looked as if Hammel was finally on the right track for Oakland, but apparently he still has work to do. Even Hammel said so himself.
On the other side of the ball lefty Alex Wood picked up his ninth win of the season. He scored two runs on four hits along with three walks. After he left the game at the end of the sixth innings his bullpen proceeded to pitch three shutout innings and sealing the deal for the the Braves.
Tomorrow night the Oakland A’s will look to straighten out with Sonny Gray (12-6, ERA 2.86) set to face Julio Tehran (10-9, 3.06 ERA). First pitch is at 4:10pm.
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